Glass art exhibit announced (Photos courtesy of Bowen Center for the Arts)

A busy month at the Bowen

It’s a busy month at the Bowen. The Appalachian Mountain Treasures, a Juried Photo Show, winds up on Friday, April 13. A Children’s (6-11 years old) Art Workshop is scheduled for Saturday, April 14, 1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Registration is $10 ($8 for second child) and is limited. Contact via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 706.216.ARTS(2787) to register.

Glass art exhibit

The Bowen is pleased to announce the month long exhibit of glass art from April 28 to May 25, 2018. This show will feature over 20 instructors and students from Dunwoody’s Spruill Center for the Arts. Works featured include stained glass, blown glass, fused glass and mosaics. From delicate to durable or wall hangings to useable, these works of art bend light and color in all forms.

The public is invited to the opening reception on Saturday, April 28 from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Bring friends and family to meet these hard working artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments and stroll through the glass menagerie.

BowenConcertGlass harp concert by Brien Engel scheduled

Glass harp concert with Brien Engel

On May 11, 2018 at 7 p.m., the Bowen is featuring an evening glass harp concert with Brien Engel performing. Brien Engel of Pine Lake, Georgia will create an intriguing and educational demonstration that combines glass and music and its origin and process. He also relates historical stories of the inventive process of musical instruments, including the physics and scientific background of sound. Prepare yourself for a unique and entertaining experience of musical ambiance. Tickets for this performance are $10 and can be purchased online or at the Bowen.

Critters juried art show & festival

Call to Artists and Photographers. The Bowen Center for the Arts announces its Call to Artists and Photographers for the Critters Juried Art Show scheduled for June 1-29, 2018. The theme is critters: furry, scaly, feathered, slithering, aquatic—all sentient beings not human. Entrants may submit up to three entries at $10 per entry. The deadline to enter is April 21, 2018. The juried art show offers prize awards of Best in Show $300, and awards for photo and art categories of first place $200, second place $100 and third place prize awards. Eligibility and requirements are included on the Critters Juried Art Show entry form and the Critters Vendor entry form. Both are available on the web at or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at the Bowen.

Call to vendors. On Saturday, June 2, the Bowen is featuring the Critters Festival from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Arts and crafts vendors may reserve their spot by May 19, 2018. Booths are $35. The show features the Dawson County Humane Society and their wonderful community support. The Humane Society will have pet adoptions and boutique pet supplies on site. Various vendor booths will feature handmade arts and crafts. Food and refreshments will also be available.

All Bowen exhibits are free and open to the public. The Bowen Center for the Arts is located at 334 Highway 9 North, Dawsonville, just north the historic square next to Lanier Tech. Visit or call 706.216.ARTS (2787) for more information.


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